• Art,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting,  wet felting

    A Picture for Exhibition

    Last week I missed doing my blog post because I had no power or internet. My area was hit by 6 tornados. We were not hit we had no damage. Some areas near us were hit very hard, the large power substation near us was hit and some of the cell phone and internet towers too. Before all that I did manage to work on my piece for the guild exhibition and sale. I do not think I will get it done in time as it is due in a week. The theme was a 100-mile inspiration. I decided to do a scene with the Parlement buildings. I am using…

  • Art,  Nuno Felt,  prefelt,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    A felt Christmas Card

    I sent a card to my partner for the Christmas card on the forum. holiday-exchange-2017   She has it now so I can tell you all about making it. First I went through my old felt bin to find a thickish piece of felt and cut out a tree shape. It’s a blueish green even if it doesn’t look like it. I then cut out some red prefelt I had for the background. I did 2 layers for each of these. I did the extra on so if this didn’t turn out I could go with plan B.  Then I roughly cut out a tree shape form a silk scarf I…

  • Hats,  Wet felting

    Felting with friends Weekend- Hats

    More on my felting weekend.  We all meat at Maureen’s ( http://www.dreamspinfibres.ca/ ) A great place, she has so much fiber to choose from. Three of us made hats based on a hat in Judit Pocs video. It seems to be gone from the internet. It was mostly about making a rug.  This is Diane and Susan( http://www.suzannetowns.ca/ ) sizing up a template. They made their hats on the first day. They like a really firm hat so their scaled up the template and added more layers than I do. Susan added come great colour  and Dian used some resists to reveal some fabric on the layer underneath. Diane added a string of…

  • Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    Felting weekend with friends: small bags

      Last week end a friend Dianne Lemire and I went down to our friends Maureen Harding’s place for a felters weekend. Another friend Susan came on Friday to felt with us. It is so much fun to spend a week end with other people that love to felt. I wanted to make a new little purse to use at shows. First I did a black one with a nice blue silk inside and a pocket. For the design on the flap I balled up some peices of orange silk and wound them up with thread to keep them in a ball. I used a piece of black prefelt to cover them. …

  • classes,  Resist Felting

    Fingerless Mitt Class in February

    I am teaching at the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild  Fingerless Mitts, Cuffs or Wrist Warmers Feb 22 (Saturday) – Wet Felting— Description: Learn basic wet-felting techniques while keeping your wrists stylishly warm. Make a pair of wet felted cuffs that can be embellished in many ways. Keep your hands warmer but still allow full mobility for knitting , spinning or weaving or texting. Your cuffs can be small and discrete or big and bold! Prerequisite: None Class Size: not more than 6 Time: 10am-3pm Level: Beginner Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members Materials fee: $10 please contact the workshop coordinator to register: workshops@ovwsg.com

  • Resist Felting

    Fingerless Mits Experiment

    Christmas is coming so I am still working on fingerless mitts for my guild sale the first weekend in November. One of my scarves made the poster. I decided to try an experiment with a couple of pairs of Mitts. I wanted to make long cuts to reveal another colour.  I wrapped some shrink tubing and some regular tubing like you might use in a fish tank in some wool. I gave it a quick felt to get the wool tight around the tube. I thought this might be the best way to keep the fibers where I wanted them. I placed them between the layers of the mitts. It worked really well. …